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Eight Below

  PG HD Closed Captioning

Frank Marshall

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Plot Summary

In this action drama, brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival in the frigid environs. Staring Josh Duhamel ('Win a Date With Tad Hamilton', 'Las Vegas'), directed by Frank Marshall ('Bourne Supremacy', 'Signs'). An exciting action adventure about loyalty and the bonds of friendship set in the extreme wilderness of Antarctica. The film tells the story of three members of a scientific expedition: Jerry Shepard (Paul Walker), his best friend Cooper (Jason Biggs), and a rugged American geologist (Bruce Greenwood), who are forced to leave behind their team of beloved sled dogs due to a sudden accident and perilous weather conditions in Antarctica. During the harsh winter, the dogs must struggle for survival alone in the intense frozen wilderness for six months.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 146
  • Fresh: 105
  • Rotten: 41
  • Average Rating: 6.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: The plot's slavish schmaltz proves as oppressive as the harsh winter that descends upon the dogs. – Peter L'Official, Village Voice, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Live-action animal adventures have always been a Disney specialty, and this one has a pretty compelling plot. – J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, May 27, 2011

Fresh: Eight Below is dazzling to look at, and nicely intercuts the human relationships with the pooches' awesome struggles to stay alive in the white, wintry wild. – Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: ... the canine cuteness, breathtaking action and acts of bravery are worth braving the Disney elements -- overpowering, poignant music, an unnecessary romantic subplot -- if you like your movies doggy-style. – Jennie Punter, Globe and Mail, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


This movie was one of the best dog movies I have seen. When a part was sad I cried. When it was funny i laughed. this movie is great for the whole family. You have to see this movie. PS It is quite sad though:( :( :(


This is a very good movie, great plot line, but if you like dogs alot, I promise you will cry; it is sooo sad


This movie was the saddest, most depressing movie I have ever seen. I had to leave the movie theater multiple times because I was too sad to watch the rest. I thought it was well done, but too sad for people that cry during any movie.

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